Finding the Marsilius-Kolleg

Travel to Heidelberg
Heidelberg can be reached by plane, by train, by bus and by car.

By plane: Frankfurt Airport is about 80 km from Heidelberg. Frankfurt Airport is a Lufthansa hub with frequent connections to many larger (and some smaller) cities. From Frankfurt Airport, trains depart about twice an hour to Mannheim from where Heidelberg can be easily reached (by using the S bahn; S1 (Osterburken), S2 (Mosbach), S3 (Karlsruhe Hbf) or S4 (Bruchsal)). The journey from the airport will take about 1 hour.
Several shuttle buses also operate the route from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg. The TLS shuttle ( will pick you up from the terminal and drop you off at your hotel (price is 38 EUR one-way). The Frankfurt Airport shuttles ( provide both a fixed time table shuttle service to Crowne Plaza in Heidelberg (24 EUR one-way) and a door-to-door service. Please check the websites for information on, for instance, payment and booking. The journey will take about 1 hour.
It is also possible to rent a car from the airport. The journey time will be 45min-1 hour.

By train: Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof is serviced by Deutsche Bahn, and tickets can be booked on their website ( or purchased at the station.

By car: Heidelberg is located close to motorways A5 and A6.

Finding the Marsilius-Kolleg
The Marsilius-Kolleg is located on the main campus of the University of Heidelberg (Neuenheimer Feld) in the Marsilius Arkaden (building number 130.1). The address is:
Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1
69120 Heidelberg
A map and thorough directions for how to get to the Marsilius-Kolleg from the main train station can be found on their website ( Most of you will probably either want to walk or use public transportation from Bismarckplatz instead. From here, the travel time to the Marsilius-Kolleg is roughly 20 min by public transportation or 30 min on foot.

By bus from Bismarckplatz: Take bus number 32 (towards Neuenheim, Kopfklinik). Exit at the stop “Uni-Campus”. The Marsilius-Kolleg is on the opposite side of the street, in the Marsilius Arkaden 130.1. The bus runs every ~10 min.

By tram from Bismarckplatz: Take tram number 21 (towards Handschuhsheim). Exit at the stop “Jahnstraße”. Cross the Berliner Straße toward Neuenheimer Feld. Follow Jahnstraße, which will bend toward the right in approximately 50 meters. Turn left on Kirschnerstraße and follow it approximately 350 meters, until you reach the Marsilius Arkaden on the left side. The tram runs every ~10 min.

Tickets can be bought from the ticket machines on Bismarckplatz or from the bus driver (the cheaper option is to buy 5 ticket bundles (preisstufe 2) from the ticket machines).

Entrance to the Marsilius-Kolleg
The Marsilius-Kolleg is located in the north tower of the Marsilius Arkaden (130.1), which is the foremost building on the complex. It lies obliquely opposite the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The building entrance is on the left, on the east side (towards the campus entrance). In the entryway you will find a sign with directions.

The workshop will take place in the lecture room (Hörsaal) on the ground floor. Find a detailed description of how to get to the building/lecture room here.